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Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast

Jan 10, 2022

“Shadows of P’Jem” 20th-anniversary reflections.

Six months after the Klingon crash landing in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, tensions run high between the Vulcans and Starfleet after Andorian commandos destroy the monastery at P’Jem. The rift leads to potentially earth-shattering changes when the Vulcans suspend joint fleet operations and recall T’Pol. But an excursion to the planet Coridan offers an opportunity—albeit an unpleasant one—to bridge the chasm.

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing continue our 20th-anniversary retrospective that takes you through all of Star Trek: Enterprise, one episode at a time. In this installment, we explore “Shadows of P’Jem” and how tensions with the Vulcans and burgeoning relations with the Andorians help build the trinity that will lead to the Federation. We also discuss the return of Shran and his importance to the series, and ask whether or not Archer was the right choice of captain for the first warp-five ship.

C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing

C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer)